We love this image by Renderosity artist bakapo. There's a painterly feel to the image. One could imagine the image being painted by a Northern European artist at the height of the Romantic era. Beyond that though is a wonderful depiction of place. The mist in the mist in the background and the gusting wind give a real feel for a cold, forest environment. The central character is also beautifully wrought. Her enigmatic expression makes here mysterious and focuses the viewer's attention to her. The depiction of depth in the image adds to the realism of the scene.
Most of all, Winter Wind suggests a story behind the image. I could easily see this image on the cover of a new fantasy series.
Please visit bakapo's gallery at Renderosity.com. This talented artist has many more beautiful images you can enjoy.